Paediatric Speech Pathologist

PART-TIME

The Infants’ Home Child & Family Services is a dynamic organisation, with a long tradition based on a strong sense of contemporary pathways focusing on best practice and research initiatives. Ours is a unique work environment set on four acres in Ashfield with cultural commitment to innovation, diversity, integrity and collaboration. The Infants’ Home has been a leading provider of quality, innovative education, health and care for children and families for over 145 years.

We provide integrated, inclusive early childhood services through five Early Care and Education Centres plus Family Day Care wherein 30% of our families are experiencing a range of vulnerabilities. We provide high staff ratios; strengths based practices, professional development and involvement with community networks. Staff are highly resourced and supported.

The Role

The Infants’ Home is seeking a qualified and experienced Paediatric Speech Pathologist to join our interdisciplinary team on a part-time basis providing collaborative and inclusive Speech Pathology programs within our Early Childhood Education and Care Services, training and education for families and staff and student supervision. The role is based at our Ashfield site.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • providing speech pathology services to children and their families who are enrolled in Early Childhood Education and Care services at The Infants’ Home
  • providing speech pathology intervention for children within the context of integrated and inclusive service provision
  • contributing to innovative practice and research in communication development for children across the organisation

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Speech Pathology recognised by Speech Pathology Australia
  • Eligibility for membership with Speech Pathology Australia – membership is required throughout period of employment
  • A valid NSW WWCC
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in providing Speech Pathology to children from birth – 5 years of age
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to evidence based practice and continuing professional development
  • Demonstrated experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and families in vulnerable circumstances
  • Unrestricted working rights in Australia

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in working with families using Family Centred Practice principles
  • Demonstrated experience working with a range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication supports (AAC)
  • Experience working in an early childhood setting providing early intervention services to children and families
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and how it informs educational programs for children
  • Knowledge and experience in working with children and families who receive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding
  • Knowledge of Response to Intervention frameworks that support integrated health and education practices
  • Knowledge of how to access pathways to a range of Allied Health supports in the local community
  • Current (unrestricted) class C Drivers Licence and ability to use own insured vehicle

What we can offer

  • Salary Packaging up to $15,900
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing career development
  • Dynamic, supportive team environment
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Competitive above award salary

Application

Please send your updated resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to careers@theinfantshome.org.au. If you have any questions about the role, please call Simon Zhu, Human Resources Officer, on (02) 8719 5018.

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